The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invites applications for the two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship at the rank of Lecturer beginning in the academic year 2021-2022. We invite applicants whose work focuses on Native American and Indigenous Women, Genders, and Sexualities to apply. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, and are especially interested in scholars who bring an intersectional approach to their intellectual work. The successful candidate should demonstrate past experience working with Indigenous communities and a commitment to continued engagement. Duties include teaching one course each semester in the candidate’s specialty and in the above-stated field. This position is subject to budget approval. The Fellow will receive a 2021-2022 salary of $60,000, plus benefits, a modest moving expense allowance, and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year.
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
Land Acknowledgment: We acknowledge that Brandeis University, where we teach, research, and reside, occupies Nipmuc and Massachusett homelands and territories.
Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and start their fellowship by August 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three referees, and a sample of scholarly work as it relates to Native American and Indigenous women, genders and sexualities. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort in their cover letter or in a separate statement, indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity. Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials may be uploaded here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17285. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Questions about the position can be directed to Alix Brandon, Academic Administrator: email@example.com.
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Additional Salary Information: Research fund up to $4,000 annually; modest relocation funds available.
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About Brandeis University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) is a community of undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, staff, and board members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Together, we ask questions about the intersectional aspects of women, gender, and sexuality in classes, lectures, and a range of public events.
Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.
In a world of challenging social and technological transformations, Brandeis remains a center of open inquiry and teaching, cherishing its independence from any doctrine or government. It strives to reflect the heterogeneity of the United States and of the world... community whose ideas and concerns it shares. In the belief that the most important learning derives from the personal encounter and joint work of teacher and students, Brandeis encourages undergraduates and postgraduates to participate with distinguished faculty in research, scholarship and artistic activities.
Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
The university that carries the name of the justice who stood for the rights of individuals must be distinguished by academic excellence, by truth pursued wherever it may lead and by awareness of the power and responsibilities that come with knowledge.